Wedding Anniversary Gemstones
by Year

Wedding anniversary gemstones are the perfect unforgettable gift that will last a lifetime. Below is a complete list of gemstones including alternate/modern choices. These alternate gemstones are used as widely and as often as the traditional gemstone choice.

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Anniversary Years 1-10



1st - Traditional: Gold Jewelry / Alternate: Peridot

2nd - Traditional: Garnet

3rd - Traditional: Cultured or Natural Pearls/Alternate: Jade

4th - Traditional: Blue Topaz / Alternate: Blue Zircon

5th – Traditional: Sapphire / Alternate: Pink Tourmaline

6th – Traditional: Amethyst / Alternate: Turquoise

7th – Traditional: Onyx / Alternate: Yellow Sapphire or Golden Beryl

8th – Traditional: Tourmaline / Alternate: Tanzanite

9th - Traditional: Lapis Lazuli / Alternate: Amethyst or Yellow Zircon

10th - Traditional: Diamond Jewelry / Alternate: Blue Sapphire


Anniversary Years 11-20



11th - Traditional: Turquoise / Alternate: Citrine or Yellow Zircon

12th - Traditional: Jade / Alternate: Opal

13th - Traditional: Citrine / Alternate: Moonstone or Hawk’s Eye

14th - Traditional: Opal / Alternate: Agate or Bloodstone

15th - Traditional: Ruby / Alternate: Rhodolite Garnet or Alexandrite

16th - Traditional: Peridot / Alternate: Red Spinel

17th - Traditional: Watches / Alternate: Carnelian

18th - Traditional: Cat’s Eye / Alternate: Aquamarine

19th - Traditional: Aquamarine / Alternate: Almandine Garnet

20th - Traditional: Emerald / Alternate: Yellow or Golden Diamond



Anniversary Years 21-50



21st – Traditional: Iolite

22nd - Traditional: Spinel

23rd - Traditional: Imperial Topaz

24th - Traditional: Tanzanite

25th - Traditional: Silver Jubilee / Alternate: Tsavorite or Green Garnet

30th - Traditional: Cultured / Natural Pearl

35th - Traditional: Emerald

40th - Traditional: Ruby

45th - Traditional: Sapphire / Alternate: Cat’s Eye

50th - Traditional: Golden Jubilee / Alternate: Imperial or Golden Topaz




We hope that this anniversary gemstone list was helpful to you in creating your unforgettable anniversary!

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